semicoma


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semicoma

 [sem″e-ko´mah]
a stupor from which the patient may be aroused. adj., adj semico´matose.

sem·i·com·a·tose

(sem'ē-kō'mă-tōs),
An imprecise term for a state of drowsiness and inaction, in which more than ordinary stimulation may be required to evoke a response, and the response may be delayed or incomplete.
Synonym(s): semiconscious

semicoma

(sĕm′ē-kō′mə, sĕm′ī-)
n.
A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli.

sem′i·co′ma·tose′ (-kō′mə-tōs′, -kŏm′ə-) adj.

semicoma

A partially comatose state in which the patient appears to be unconscious but can be roused by painful stimuli and usually makes purposeful movements.
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In the '60s, he hopped on the twist bandwagon (starting in a campy B pic, "Twist All Night") and made a memorable voice appearance as a swinging ape in Disney's "The Jungle Book." It took a brain tumor -- and subsequent three-year semicoma, ending with his death in 1978 -- to halt Prima's insatiable love of performing.
A patient with a score of 15 is considered normal, a score between 9 and 14 denotes a decreased level of consciousness or semicoma, and a score of 8 or less corresponds to coma.[7]
A score of 15 is nominal, 9 to 14 indicates semicoma, and a score of 8 or less indicates coma.